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Ethiopian Airlines finalizes agreement with Zambia for relaunch of Zambia Airways

Ethiopian Airlines revealed that it has finalized a shareholders agreement with Zambia for the relaunching of Zambia Airways. The said agreement would see the Government of Zambia own majority of the shares at 55% while Ethiopian Airlines would get the remaining 45% stakes. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “In line with our Vision 2025 multiple hubs strategy in Africa, we are delighted that the discussions with the Zambian …

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Bilateral negotiations key to resolving Africa’s aviation problems, says Ethiopian Airlines Official

Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, Managing Director of Ethiopian Airlines’ International Services, stressed that bilateral negotiations might hold the key to resolving Africa’s low air traffic and open skies difficulties. Hailu bemoaned that some African states felt more inclined giving free skies to foreign carriers than to those within the continent. Speaking at the airlines’ head office situated in Addis Ababa, he stated that it was appalling that together, all African airlines …

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Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority grants seven carriers domestic route rights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Mozambique has granted domestic passenger traffic rights to seven airlines after a tender that was staged earlier in the year. At a press conference held at the capital city of Maputo, the regulator gave Ethiopian Airlines and its Southern African unit, Malawian Airlines, cabotage rights, while local operators including CFM – Transportes e Trabalhos Aéreos, TTA – Sociedade de Transporte e Trabalho Aéreo, and Solenta …

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Ethiopia seeks strategic cooperation in aviation with China

Ethiopia’s Transport Minister has said that his country is seeking to have a strategic collaboration with China in the realm of aviation as it aims to become an aviation hub in Africa. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Transport, said that both Ethiopia and China have made air infrastructure a vital pillar in their cooperative endeavors. “Aviation is an important area of cooperation by both governments, with Ethiopia’s national …

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Kenya being urged to apply open skies policy

The Kenyan government is being pressed to implement the open skies policy at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa in order to boost international tourist arrivals. Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala, said when the government authorized more international airlines to operate flights to Mombasa, the industry at the Kenya coast could possibly recover in a shorter amount of time. He added that liberalizing skies in Mombasa could enhance air connectivity …

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Ethiopian Airlines denies collecting unauthorized charges from Nigerian travelers

Ethiopian Airlines has denied collecting a refundable deportation fee from Nigerians headed to South Africa, just days after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) warned that sanctions might be in order if they continued to do so. Ikechi Uko, a media consultant to Ethiopian Airlines, said that many passengers had not been allowed entry to South African by immigration officials for numerous reasons, Furthermore, passengers were also troubled during their …

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Nigeria orders Ethiopian Airlines to stop collecting unauthorized charges

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has asked Ethiopian Airlines to put a stop to their collection of unauthorized charges. NCAA General Manager of Public Relations Sam Adurogboye signed the directive. These unauthorized charges ranged from $75 to $150, and were called “refundable deportation fee,” said the NCAA official. Adurogboye divulged that all South Africa-bound passengers flying with Ethiopian Airlines are forced to pay this amount before boarding. He noted …

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